This afternoon, the Boston Bruins were honored by President Obama at the White House for winning the 2011 Stanley Cup.
The President spoke for a bit, chided the city of Boston for having too many championship teams, called out Brad Marchand (“Little Ball of Hate? What’s up with that nickname?”), and posed with the team for the obligatory photo shoot. Watch the full video [here].
Notably absent from today’s festivities was goaltender Tim Thomas, one of only two Americans on the team. Apparently, Timmeh is a stauch conservative and refused the invite from the Commander in Chief due to “political reasons.”
While Thomas is absolutely entitled to his beliefs and can choose do to what he wants (this is a free country, after all), wouldn’t you want to go just to share the experience with your teammates…and steal pens and hand towels from White House?
Eh, whatever. I’m over it.
As long as Timmy keeps making saves and playing like a boss, I don’t really care whether or not he likes the President.